Gerolsteiner’s Stefan Schumacher tells Versus’s Frankie Andreu the fall he took near the end of yesterday’s stage, taking him out of the yellow jersey:
Andreu: Can you tell me a little bit about what happened? It seemed like some riders kind of got pinched on the right hand side. Do you remember how the touch of the wheels might have happened?
Schumacher: I saw it that the guys of Caisse d’Epargne went to the other side, and what I wanted to do, I was on the wheel of (Columbia’s Kim) Kirchen, for sure I had to watch him, and at this moment I wanted to go left to sprint, to start to sprint, and at this moment he had to brake, and in this moment my body weight was on the left and I couldn’t do anything. I was in the wrong moment, I was in the wrong place, and I’m sure he didn’t make it because he wanted to do that, but for me it was shit.
At least it sure sounded like he said “shit.” The difference between this utterance and Jonathan Vaughters’ f-bomb the other day is that Vaughters was live and Schumacher was on tape. So, who wants to bet that the FCC hears some complaints about the Tour’s raw, raw language?